USA and Canada: Slot machine sales down

Slot sales decrease in Canada and the United States by 5.6%

By Sophie Couard
A study showed that slot machine unit sales declined by 5.6% in the second quarter of 2019.

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming recently published a gaming report concerning Q2 2019. In it, a decline in slot machine unit sales in Canada and the United States was noted. We'll take a look at this story about slot sales decrease next.

Sales of Slot Machines down 5.6%

Eilers & Krejcik Gaming is a gaming research and consultancy company which focused on the slot machine market in a recent study. The report found that sales in the United States and Canada for Q2 2019 declined by 5.6% year-on-year, down to 19,475 units. While replacement sales were healthy, expansionary sales growth was weaker, leading to the overall decline.

Slot sales decline in North America

Growth in replacement sales of 20% was more than offset by a 67% decline in expansionary sales.

Weakness in expansionary sales

In Q2 2019, sales between April and June of replacement slot machines were healthy by growing by 20%, reaching 17,500 units. This figure was, unfortunately, more than offset by the decline of replacement slot machines sales which were down by 67% year-on-year to no more than 2,000 units.

The question remains as to whether the slot sales decrease is a temporary slowdown or whether the North American land-based casino industry is no longer a growth sector. We'll find out in the following quarters.

By Sophie Couard
By Sophie Couard - EDITOR

I am a great fan of gambling, I became a croupier to finance my studies. After my high school diploma in economic and social sciences , I obtained a bachelor's degree in economics and then a master in philosophy with a thesis on player behavior. After working in an online casino customer support, I became a writer on FeedBack Casino.


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